Monday, November 21, 2011

Enjoy an evening of music at youth symphony

Nearly 200 young musicians will bring together their talents to produce an annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Central Piedmont Community College's Halton Theater.

The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras will perform works featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s "Peter and the Wolf," which will be narrated by trombonist Thomas Burge. Other works highlighted will be those of Bizet and Elgar.

The orchestra is comprised of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, which caters to youth grades 8-12, and the Junior Youth Orchestra, which is open to grades 4-9.

The group is directed by Dr. Ernest Pereira, a violinist in the Charlotte Symphony.

Members of the youth symphony work closely with those in the Charlotte Symphony to develop their talents through monthly coaching sessions.

To attend tonight's event, visit CPCC's website. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students. Tickets can also be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling the Charlotte Symphony ticket office at 704-972-2000.

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